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post #1171 of 2159 Old 01-14-2009, 09:49 AM
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1. The "Model" you have.
Pioneer 5020FD plasma

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Reviews, studying threads here for the Panasonic and Pioneer plasmas, advice of my dealer, AudioLab, and knowing that I needed a better viewing angle than what LCD could give me.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The deep blacks and the rich colors give a true 3D effect to videos and to high def TV channels.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The limited tweaking functions within the user controls.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Being able to disable unused modes when flipping through them with the remote, and a "day/night" function to easily switch for bright light/dim light conditions.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Reintroduce the user controls from the previous model.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Daytime viewing, even in my very bright room (large windows facing West and three large skylights overhead) does not wash out the picture. I was concerned that I may need to cover the windows with some form of darkening blinds, but it hasn't been necessary. Glare is somewhat controlled on the panel, although the piano black bezel glows brightly from the glare of the windows behind my viewing position.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None so far...panel delivered Christmas Eve day.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, compared to just a couple of years ago, the pricing has become somewhat reasonable.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
For those on the fence about plasma after reading about them being a "dim room" panel, I've found that to be not the case, and do not sit in a darkened room to watch this set. Our family room is both viewing and reading, and the only time the room is more dim is when we will intently watch a video, and then it's still bright enough to be considered "lighted". Certainly not a movie theater environment, and the richness of the blacks and colors on this panel still brings a smile to my face.
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My new TV arrived from CEVA delivery (Amazon purchase) on Saturday 1/10/09 and I haven't been able to pull myself away from it to write a review till today! It's that good

1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic 42PZ85U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Reviews, demo sessions, feature set, build quality, community support

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Never had hi-def before and this set gives a simply stunning picture, I might as well be looking out a window the people look so real.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The SD card reader (works) but won't read images put onto the card from a computer, only from an actual camera... odd.. oh and they must be named .jpg not .jpeg.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Picture in Picture I guess, but I've never had it before and don't really know when I would use it... but you asked! Oh, and perhaps a built-in set of calibration images and a bunch of test colors that could be run through as a break-in when the set isn't in use.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
See SD Card reader issue above.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
I was worried about IR, dead/stuck pixels, phospher lag (green junk when playing video games) SURPRISE- NO ISSUES FOUND!! (Oh... and Blu-ray's aren't cheap)

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None so far ::knocks on wood::

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Heck yes, retailers are running low on stock, and it's post CES 2009 so the manufacturers probably are not actually building any more sets... I was able to get this at a great price, with free white glove delivery. The price then dropped $50.00 two days after my order shipped, BUT they also dropped free white glove delivery (a $200.00 option) so I really think I won out in the end.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I use a PS3 through HDMI for all video games and DVD's and have a new Motorola HD-DVR from Comcast (also HDMI @ 1080i) for TV viewing. This thing is freaking amazing for TV, movies, and games, I have yet to hook-up my computer, but with a VGA port it's nice to know any laptop or desktop can output to the set with ease.
Anyone wondering about weather or not to buy this now, or wait till 09 sets arrive, remember you'll pay almost 100% more for the new model year, but only receive (at best) a 15% improvement in the actual TV... worth it? You decide, but for me, saving a boat load on this now allowed me to buy the PS3 right away!
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Hello...I just became a member.

1. Panasonic 50PZ80U.
2. Price, quality of picture and looks. I was dead set on Panasonic.
3. The picture is soooo pretty. Can watch planet earth every day.
4. Grainy picture really ticks you off and you get easily irritated.
5. Wish it had an adjustable stand
6. If possible to make an adjustable stand...my center speaker is heavy, cannot wall mount it. I cant put it in the middle cause it blocks the view. The remote sensor should also be on the side..my center speaker blocks that too. I am forced to wall mount my TV even though I like it sitting on my TV console. The manual should have little more details on picture/contrast/brightness control...the effects and consequences of extreme ends of these settings in the long run.
7. Right out of the box the picture was just astounding.
8. Nothing major yet..just cant decide on what picture setting I prefer.
9. Wish I had the scratch for a Pioneer Elite..its a piece of art...Instead of a 6'x4' turkish rug that would run you 5 Grand, why not hang the Kuro on your wall ...say I!

Its nice to participate and troubleshoot in this forum...thanks everybody.
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

Dynex 42" DX-PDP42-09

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

A really attractive sale price and good reviews from current owners.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

It has a really nice picture for such a bargain box TV.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

It was difficult to find the correct code to program my Dish Network remote to operate the TV. Dynex is not listed in the manual. Code 720 works, if anyone find this post from doing a search in the future.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

Maybe a 1080p display but wishful thinking at this price.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

None

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

That it could display 1080i (according to the "info" screen) when the specs say max resolution is 720p.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

None

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

For this TV, yes

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

This is a replacement set for a 26" LCD TV in a bedroom. My main TV in another room is a 52" LCD. I wasn't expecting the same eye-popping display as my Samsung LN52A850 but so far I am quite happy with it. My first venture into the world of plasma.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Pioneer 5080 and pioneer 5020 as of today.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
The 5080

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Speaker is detachable, blacks, inputs, bezel, picture.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Remote control

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Can't think of any.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Can't think of any.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
That I could tell the difference between a 9g pio and an 8g pio.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Having to break it in first. Not a problem or issue just have to do it.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
The price I got it for, oh yeah.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If it wasn't for AVS I would be watching a vizio or worse, sylvania.

Pioneer 5080 & Elite 111
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1. The "Model" you have.
Pioneer 5080 and pioneer 5020 as of today.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
The 5080

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Speaker is detachable, blacks, inputs, bezel, picture.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Remote control

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Can't think of any.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Can't think of any.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
That I could tell the difference between a 9g pio and an 8g pio.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Having to break it in first. Not a problem or issue just have to do it.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
The price I got it for, oh yeah.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If it wasn't for AVS I would be watching a vizio or worse, sylvania.


Congrats sharpyjunky.

What is it about the remote that you dont like?
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Congrats sharpyjunky.

What is it about the remote that you dont like?

Thanks chad. LOL. Probably just used to my 5080 remote. This one seems like the buttons are smaller, closer together and there's more of them.

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Thanks chad. LOL. Probably just used to my 5080 remote. This one seems like the buttons are smaller, closer together and there's more of them.

yea, I also liked the way the 5080 remote had the thing on the bottom that opened up and hid some of the buttons.

by the way, if you want a backlit remote, the remote for the 151/111 is backlit and it will work for the 5020/6020 also.
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yea, I also liked the way the 5080 remote had the thing on the bottom that opened up and hid some of the buttons.

by the way, if you want a backlit remote, the remote for the 151/111 is backlit and it will work for the 5020/6020 also.

Oh nice. I saw some remote on ces that had a trigger like the Wiimote and a track pad for the thumb that worked like a laptop. That's what I want. Can't remember what it was though. Luckily I only use av selection, input and the power button.

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Oh nice. I saw some remote on ces that had a trigger like the Wiimote and a track pad for the thumb that worked like a laptop. That's what I want. Can't remember what it was though. Luckily I only use av selection, input and the power button.

so do you find yourself missing all of the settings that the 5080 had?

I certainly did when I went from the 5080 to a 6020.

Man, it hurt!


but I still preferr the 5020/6020 to the 5080. Although the 5080 is a great TV!
The 5080 should have won more awards. Talk about a breakthru.
I still have yet to find any 1080p LCd that I would preferr over the 720p (768p to be exact) 5080.
THe XBR8 and 950 make it tough but I still would rather have the 5080 in the long run.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TH-C50FD18.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Price, reviews, owning another Panasonic plasma

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Matte bezel, picture.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
vga port only support 1280x1024

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
More connections
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
add more ports

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
No surprises.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.None

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
The price I got it for, oh yeah.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I don't think a break-in is necessary, just watch what you want.
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First time posting, but I've been lurking for a while now.

1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TH-46PZ85U... used to have the TH-42pz80u

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Temporarily owning a Sony 46z4100 made it an easy decision. PQ and reliability were my main reasons... and the ridiculously cheap price I paid.


3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Black levels and contrast, viewing angle and overall PQ, especially for the money.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Silly-looking speaker bar, weight, almost too simple (dated) menu/settings, etc.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
USB port, better universal remote, extra hdmi input, diff. location for panel controls

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
See above.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
how much better the PQ was compared to the sony z4100

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
*Knocks on wood*

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Most definitely.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

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Hi .

1. The "Model" you have.
LG 50PG60UR (latin america version)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Picture quality, the design of one sheet and PIP.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Viewing angle and overall PQ, USB.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Menu, break period, don´t have mute when not have a signal

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Better universal remote, better design of PIP more button for that in the remote, connection to the web

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
see above.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
how much better the PQ and live colors in relation with y previous tv

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
The IR of the TV

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Most definitely.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Check all the options of the TV and how will be in your home, what you will see in the TV (SD definiition, HD definition, play games)
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1. The "Model" you have.
SAMSUNG PN42A400

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Previous owner of Samsung TV's, features, price.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture quality, extensive color controls (unexpected at this price) and the swivel base (a real plus in a large room)

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Thought it would be Break-in period, no problem. Would have preferred matte finish screen.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Has all I wanted.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Mute not be displayed (although it moves)

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The beautiful picture, extensive color controls (much more the my Panasonic HD TV) and the case finish.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None, after 4 weeks

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it.
Absolutely, never thought I'd own a Plasma HD TV.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Great set, Great price ($699 + free delivery) and the case is spectacular.
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1. The "Model" you have?
Pioneer 5020FD plasma

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model"?
I started looking at the Pioneer Plasma a few years ago. Seeing the 5020FD in **************** showroom convinced me it was superior.

3. What you like best about your Plasma?
The blacks are exciting. I like the excellent image processing as well.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma?
The Home Media Gallery requires DNLA server. I wasn't going to do a burn-in but Robert at **************** said I really should. I really dislike doing the burn-in.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had?
I wish it had Netflix streaming.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma?
Improve Home Media Gallery speed and compatibility as well as add Netflix support.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma?
Assembled in America with US and imported part.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma?
Everything seems to work as advertised.

9. Do you really think that today’s "Prices" are worth it?
Oh, yes I do. I got it for a great price.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged?
My wife asked why there was always a faint blue square in the corner of the picture. I turned the lights on to show her it was the power light on the outside edge of the bezel. She said, "i guess it really does have deep blacks".

Also, this 5020fd is dead quiet. Not a buzz from the electronics.
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1. The "Model" you have?
Pioneer Pro-111FD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model"?
The price difference between it and the 5020 decreased enough that I could convince myself I needed the extra features.

3. What you like best about your Plasma?
The image is crystal clear and dynamic.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma?
Nothing yet - I've only had it a day. The break-in is a bit annoying though.

5. What "Feature(s)" do you wish your Plasma had?
I need to figure out what all it has first.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma?
Make larger sizes more affordable.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma?
How much brighter it seemed than in the store.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma?
I thought I had a dead panel. Then i realized there is a "hard" power switch...

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it?
MSRPs - no. Sale prices - yes.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged?
The look of this television, even when off, really adds to the room.

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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TH50PZ850

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
A fantastic combination of PQ, aesthetics, good sound, and technological features; but the price I negotiated and paid was what finally sealed the deal for me at the time.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Stunning PQ (moved up from an 8yr old Sharp 32" CRT ). Timer feature is great, but see #5 below.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Can't think of anything right now

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Additional spots on the Timer List (has 5 total, more would be nice as I use this feature a lot)

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your Plasma.
Keep the designs fresh, and remember..Customer Service is what turns a first-time buyer into a repeat customer. *** Oh, and don't buy into that Samsung Touch-of-Color crap. I want a black tv, now, and forever more.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
That it looks even better mounted on my wall than I thought it would

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None so far

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes/now - prices are dropping. Too much just a couple of months ago.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I almost purchased a Sony W4100 LCD, but just didn't feel good about it, as I had just started doing some reading here on the forum about plasmas, and kept getting drawn back to a Panasonic PZ85 display at a local store - the PQ of that set was so completely different (better) than that LCD. After much research and miles logged to view many different sets, I came to the conclusion the hard-to-find-locally 850 was the one for me. I am completely happy with this purchase.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Pioneer Elite Pro-111FD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Wanted the second best TV

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture quality

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The blue led light power on indicator

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Wish it would brew coffee and make pancakes.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Option to turn off the blue led light power on indicator

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The box containing it

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
none.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Oh...nooooo

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Pioneer Elite Pro-111FD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Wanted the second best TV

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture quality

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The blue led light power on indicator

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Wish it would brew coffee and make pancakes.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Option to turn off the blue led light power on indicator

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The box containing it

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
none.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Oh...nooooo

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.


Curiously, what's the first best tv?
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The larger 60" Elite!!!
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post #1192 of 2159 Old 01-23-2009, 01:36 PM
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TH58PZ850

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Reviews, owners opinions, ridiculous amount of research, price.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Fantastic PQ, and ability to tweak (important for a self professed 'gearhead', lol)

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Shiny bezel, would prefer matte

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Wireless connectivity (for Vierra Cast and firmware updates)

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your Plasma.
As indicated previously, keep up the good work. In canada warrenty and service is excellent, though I know there have been some isolated issues in the US.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Going from a Sony 50" LCD RP, I was surprised at the dramatic difference in the size...didn't think I would notice it being such an obvious difference.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Zip

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Absolutely

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
The ability to research and utilize the knowledge of the forum members is HUGE. I would not have purchased this TV if I hadn't gained the knowledge here that I have.
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post #1193 of 2159 Old 01-23-2009, 11:20 PM
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN50A450

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Reviews, Demo, Amazing Price

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Viewing Angles and that HD POP

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Blacks are a little weak for plasma

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
More calibration settings in the user menu, my 42LG30 had a huge selection of tweaks.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your Plasma.
Bezel seems rather thick, compared to my previous LG plasma

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The size difference between it and my previous 42" LCD

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Zone

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Make sure you try out every set you even think you may like, don't settle b/c of price or size, get what you really want.
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post #1194 of 2159 Old 01-24-2009, 12:35 PM
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic 42PZ85U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
I was originally looking at a Samsung 650 or Bravia V series LCD and hadn't really considered plasma. Then I came across the PZ series somehow and did some research and found it at a lower price and 2 inches bigger.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
It's aesthetically pleasing and the picture (even with everything hooked up component right now) is great. Blacks looks great and the viewing angle is superb.


4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Nothing so far.


5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Maybe a few more user controls, possibly an extra hdmi input. Minor quibbles.


6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Same thing mentioned above.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How beautiful it looks in my living room.


8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None yet, but it's basically brand new.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Absolutely.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Just buy one already, but do your research and compare and think about it. I started toying with the idea of a new TV 6 months ago and it took me this long to pull the trigger (and have enough money).
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Panasonic TH-50PH11UK

I got it wall mounted.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Pioneer PRO-111FD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
D-Nice's thread offering free "hardcore" tweaks and forum sponsor Roman's excellent deal.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Natural image quality achieved with D-Nice's procedure using ControlCAL.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Nothing, so far.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
At this price point, a more robust (touch screen) programmable remote would be nice for controlling other components.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Nothing, so far.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Speakers sound better than I thought they would.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
A little high, but pursuit of the best is expensive.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
D-Nice's break-in procedure produces an outstanding result. But a week without your new baby is like marrying a Victoria's Secret model who winds up with a headache every night of the honeymoon.
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post #1197 of 2159 Old 01-27-2009, 10:18 PM
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TH-46PZ800U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Good reviews, good bang-for-the-buck

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Great picture quality, sleek look

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Too small!

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
About 19 additional diagonal inches
If there was one "wish item" it would be 72Hz or 96Hz 24p playback

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Firmware update to improve the 24p playback

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
It was so humongous!
Then... within a couple weeks... it was so tiny!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I think so. I got a lot of set for what I paid. It's a good time to buy.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This set is SWEET! You won't be disappointed with an 800U/850U
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TH-50PZ85U.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Great reviews, within price range and outstanding picture quality

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture, perfect size for the room

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
first 100 hours

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
More user controls

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
#5 and get rid of 4 color buttons on remote

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Confirmed that bigger is better

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Nada

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
eh

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Panny + Fios =
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN50A650

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Good reviews, great video quality (Both HD and SD), and comparing to similar models in the store it just looked better. Plus, I got it for a great deal with some financing (yes the financing was a must, which kept me to buying it in a B&M)

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The picture quality is really amazing. It is my second flat panel HDTV, and it really does make everything look better. I am amazed at how good this even makes awful SD signals look .

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
I hate that I have to be concerned at all about burn in. I dread the day that my kids or my wife leave on some 4:3 show for too long and it leaves a permanent scar... (I hope a lot of people are right when they say that you have to leave something like that on for 24+ hours for it to occur)


5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
The ability to customize my menu options so I could quickly get to what ever I use.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
get rid of the wheel on the remote... It is annoying, more then helpful.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Just how black everything looks. I find myself wondering how a TV like the Kuro could have anything darker, since everything look dark enough.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
So far so good... but I am still burning it in.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
They are pretty close. Getting a TV like this for sub 1500 isn't all that bad.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
These TVs are really great. If you can find it, it is really an amazing TV, with amazing picture quality and very good black levels.
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Hey everyone! First time posting....

1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN42A450

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
After comparing it to other models, it had the best picture...also it was free!


3. What you like best about your Plasma.
PQ, Looks, again FREE!

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Nothing!

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
1080p...but then again I dnt watch very many movies....

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Nothing

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How much better it looked, than my previous plasma

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None....so far

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it?
Definitely.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.


Great TV for the price....Thanks BB!
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